Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Online Learning at Pineham Barns

At Pineham Barns, we want to ensure our online provision achieves our two main priorities, which are to:

Enable learning to continue and provide the best possible opportunities for children to build on their skills, develop their knowledge and progress with their learning in all the curriculum areas.

Provide an opportunity for all of our children to have interaction with their peers and teachers to support their own well-being. This also enables our teachers to continually monitor the well-being of our children during these difficult times.

How will my child be taught remotely?

To support our two main priorities, we have opted to supplement the children’s independent learning on their online platform, with a mixture of face to face whole class, group and 1:1 opportunities to enable them to learn through a ‘live’ approach.

Our approach differs to ensure that we meet the needs of our pupils at an age appropriate level, therefore our offer for each year group varies, as outlined below:

Reception

‘Live’ Learning’

  • Morning registration and introduction to the days learning through stories, singing and Dough Disco for example.
  • Daily phonics in small groups

Learning on Tapestry

  • Three activities a day, focusing on the Early Years Framework, with particular emphasis on reading, Maths and Literacy.
  • Walkthrough videos to support the children with their learning
  • Weekly Story from a member of the team and celebration of reader of the week.

Year One

‘Live’ Learning.

  • Morning meet and greet, followed by a focus on Maths or English each day. This focus will then support the children’s work in either area, which will be available on their Seesaw account.
  • Daily phonics in small groups, with some 1:1 support dependent on need.

Learning on Seesaw

  • Maths, English and wider curriculum opportunities daily. Wider curriculum relates to the children’s topics, their learning in Science, Art and IT for example.
  • Weekly P.E lessons from Real P.E to continue to develop and build the children’s skills.
  • Well-Being activity each Wednesday
  • Weekly Spellings related to phonics posted on Spelling Shed each week
  • Weekly Story from a member of the team and celebration of reader of the week.

Year Two

‘Live’ Learning.

  • Morning meet and greet, followed by either a focus on Maths or English. When the learning is English focused, children will be provided with a SPAG warm up, when the focus is Maths, Mental Maths objectives will be covered.
  • Interventions for specific children and groups of children in relation to reading will be provided in the afternoon.
  • Live Spanish lessons weekly on a Tuesday afternoon

Learning on Seesaw 

  • Will follow the same format as Year One

Year Three

‘Live’ Learning.

  • Morning meet and greet followed by English lesson with the class teacher.
  • Maths in groups. Both Miss Latham and Mrs Laidlaw will be teaching their own Maths groups each morning.
  • Every Friday, the children will focus on reading comprehension rather than their regular English lesson.
  • Intervention groups with a focus on reading comprehension in the afternoon with the class teacher.
  • Live Spanish lessons weekly on a Tuesday afternoon

Year Four and Five

  • Morning meet and greet, followed by Maths in groups. Both Mr Fairbrother and Mrs Laidlaw will be teaching their own Maths groups each morning.
  • English lesson with Mr Fairbrother
  • Intervention groups for specific children in the afternoon
  • Live Spanish lessons weekly on a Tuesday afternoon

Learning on Seesaw for Years Three, Four & Five

  • Maths, English and wider curriculum opportunities daily. Wider curriculum relates to the children’s topics, their learning in Science, Art and IT for example.
  • Weekly P.E lessons from Real P.E to continue to develop and build the children’s skills.
  • Well-Being activity each Wednesday
  • Weekly Spellings for each group focusing on a particular strategy on Spelling Shed each week
  • Weekly Story from a member of the team and celebration of reader of the week.

Online Platform

The teachers will post videos to support the children with their learning that has been discussed in the ‘live learning.’ This will also ensure that if a child misses a Zoom session, they are still able to engage with their learning.

The Curriculum

Through our online programme, the children will still be covering their curriculum, as the teachers will make careful adaptations to ensure that it is suitable for being taught online. Where this is not possible, for example with certain skills in Art and Music, these will be covered in school when the children return.

Bubble Closures

In the event of a Bubble Closure, the children’s learning will automatically move to either Tapestry (Reception) or Seesaw (Year One to Five) from 9am the day after the bubble has closed.

Leaders will then consider the priorities of each year group and the staff available to supplement this with ‘live’ learning wherever possible.

If a child is isolating, they will be provided with a printed pack which will be sent home to them via post on their very first day. Children in Years Two upwards will also be able to access homework, spellings and multiplication tables via their online platforms which they use weekly.

How long can I expect the learning to take my child each day?

At Pineham Barns, we have ensured that there is plenty of home learning to continue to build and develop the children’s knowledge. We are also asking parents to continue to support reading, mental arithmetic and spellings at home as they would usually. In light of this, our learning ensures that children have a minimum of four hours a day.

Engagement and Feedback

Engagement

We appreciate that this is a very challenging time for families and recognise that our approach may not work for all. Where children are not accessing their live learning or completing their activities assigned to them on their online platform, we will contact families with a phone call. This will enable us as a school to understand the challenges facing families and provide support wherever possible.

To also support the well-being of pupils, staff will review each child’s access on a weekly basis.

Parent Support

We appreciate any support that parents can provide and would ask them to help their child through the following:

  • Working with your child to devise a timetable with breaks and providing lots of encouragement and praise.
  • Ensuring that your child is familiar with the online platform and are able to use the controls to upload their learning to the teacher.
  • Enabling your child to ask any questions about their learning or encouraging them to speak to their teacher via their ‘live’ lessons or by sending a message on their online platform.
  • Continuing to read regularly at home using the eBooks.

Feedback

The teachers will respond to the children’s learning frequently throughout the day, providing next steps for their learning for the following day or session.

During the ‘live’ sessions, teachers will provide the children with oral feedback, with any further feedback being provided on the child’s individual online platform.

Children with 1:1 or Additional Needs

For children who aren’t in school, they will be provided with tailored learning to meet their needs on their individual online learning platform accounts. These will be updated daily with activities.

Where possible Zoom sessions will be provided for the children on a 1:1 basis to support their learning if this is appropriate for the child.

Reading

It is hugely important that whilst the children are not in school they are still able to continue with their daily reading. Therefore we have the following in place to support this for the whole school.

  • Weekly Reading Celebration to ensure that our reward systems for our children still encourage them to read regularly.
  • Access for each child to the school’s reading scheme online. The teachers are able to set all of the children’s levels, provide questions and monitor their reading progress through Oxford Owl eBook library.
  • Regular reading with an adult online for the children that need it the most.
  • Stories from the team at least every week posted to the children’s online platforms

Technology

We recognise that not all families will have access to technology at home. To support families, we will provide them with technology from school to support their child’s learning at home. Information on how to obtain technology will be sent to families with the first letter sent regarding school closure. Families can also contact kelly.denton@pineham.org for further information.

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of our children remains our priority. Mrs Stewart will be responsible for any welfare checks that are carried out. If you have any anxieties or concerns, then please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Stewart at school on (01604) 978120 or via email principal@pineham.org